If your car has had multiple owners, then it’s likely that the past owners haven’t been receiving up-to-date safety recall notifications. CARFAX keeps track of all safety recalls for vehicles, and the report will let you know if the vehicle has an unfixed safety recall that needs seeing to. That way, you know that you’re getting behind the wheel of a safe vehicle.
When you purchase a car privately, if the seller owes money on the car — and doesn’t tell you — then you might end up responsible for paying off the car’s debt. A CARFAX report will let you know if there are any liens registered against the vehicle in certain parts of Canada. That way, you have the peace of mind needed to be certain that the car has been paid for before you buy it.
Past accidents can really influence the value of a used vehicle. When you get a CARFAX report for any vehicle, you will learn if a vehicle has ever been in an accident, along with the extent of damage that car has experienced over its lifespan. It doesn’t matter if it was a fender bender or a heavy-duty collision - if the accident was reported, then the CARFAX report will likely have it listed.
Along with information surrounding any potential accidents and issues, your CARFAX report will also provide you with some general information about your vehicle. This includes:
The provinces your vehicle was registered in
If the car has been negatively branded
A full vehicle history from across Canada and the United States
Bilingual options, including French and English